My August 2013 Beauty Favorites


September is here and I truly cannot believe how rapidly summer has come and gone. It was pretty incredible while it lasted and I hope you all had a marvelous summer as well! To wrap up the month of August I have a beauty favorites video and with it, this blog post. Watch it here or read till the end of the post where it will be inserted as usual. It's a real mixture of things this time and from the look of things it's been a pretty good month for makeup (total shocker!). 


These are the products that deserve a mention for being great to me all month:

Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer- This replaced my Smashbox CC Cream towards the end of the month and I absolutely love wearing this daily! It stays in place well, looks and feels light and natural but has great coverage at the same time. It's a true summer product but it will take me way into fall for sure. 

Revlon 013 "Smoked Peach" Matte Lipstick, Mac "Whirl" Lip liner & NYX Megashine Lipgloss in "Beige"- I have been using these 3 in combination as I don't love how the lipstick looks on it's own. Put together these are the perfect pinky-nude lip with a glossy finish that lasts a few hours. 

LORAC Starry Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio- The purple in this trio is my favorite of them but each shade has been versatile in creating all sorts of easy looks with these shadows which I've done all month. 

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner "Metallic Bronze"*- New to my collection are these stick crayon like shadows and I think they are an incredible invention! This one by Smashbox is a brown- bronze kind of shade and it has gorgeous gold glitter particles through it which make it even prettier looking on the eyes.  

Loreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner "Black"- I'm sure I've mentioned this eyeliner here plenty of times since it's an old favorite. It's very creamy so it glides right on and it lasts all day too. 


Makeup Forever HD High Definition Powder- I've been back to loose powders lately after using pressed powders for a while and aside from my Smashbox Yellow Color Correcting Powder this has been my go to powder for setting my makeup this month. 

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil- This is the first product I've tried from It Cosmetics and I've found it to be quite nice. Although my brows are naturally full and don't need much drawing in, there is a scar in my left brow where the hair never grew in and this does the job beautifully.

H20+ Face Oasis Dual Action Exfoliating Cleanser- I think this may be my favorite cleanser of the moment but also of the year! I love the way it smells and it gives my skin the best clean ever without being too harsh.  

Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Color 905 "Red"y Response- This was a gift from my younger sister when she came to visit for most of August. She was wearing it when she arrived and I insisted on trying it soon after. Being so bad at nail art means I am always looking for an easy way and this magnet that creates swirls in the nail polish is so cool! I love the color as well. 

Tresemme Tres Two Ultra Fine Mist- I've been getting more and more into hair styling lately and a good hairspray is a must have for keeping in those pretty dos. This one holds very well and hasn't let me down yet.  

                      

Watch the video for more of the nitty gritty on each of these items. Don't forget to subscribe while your there if you haven't already.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing what I've been loving this month from the beauty category! What beauty products have you been crazy about lately?

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